Monthly Archives: July 2015

Risk Based Thinking in ISO FDIS 9001:2015

Question In 0.3.3 Clause of the standard – it is said that “A positive deviation of the risk can provide an opportunity, but not all positive effects of risk result in opportunities.”  Can you please clarify this statement? Answer Thanks … Continue reading

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Internal Audits

Question Can the Management Representative be part of the internal auditor team? Answer Thank you for contacting ASQ’s Ask the Experts program.  Concerning your question, ISO 9001:2008, clause 8.2.2, only prohibits persons from auditing their own work.  So provided that … Continue reading

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Approved Supplier List

Question I would like to know how supplier status in the Approved Supplier List (ASL) should be managed so that there is complete traceabilty.  For instance, a vendor status is changed from approved to not approved in the ASL for … Continue reading

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Auditor’s Responsibilities

Question Is it an auditor’s responsibility to seek the “root cause” while conducting an audit? Answer An auditor should not seek the root cause for an audit finding. An auditor’s responsibility is to verify compliance with a requirement (e.g. ISO … Continue reading

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